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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is excellent, but the one thing that really 'lets it down' is they limit you to one bread roll each, and even if you ask nicely, they will not allow you any more of their excellent bread, which I find unbelievable! It would make such a difference to my overall thoughts and review of this restaurant, as... More 

Thank percyLincolnshire
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow I've got to say the food here is excellent, we had the set Saturday dinner and we both found the choice and presentation of the food was fantastic. The young staff were friendly and polite, the one negative was the old girl on front of house, from us arriving till leaving she never smiled or engaged with any customers.... More 

Thank Geoff H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to dine here as a little bit of a celebration for my belated 30th birthday and my girlfriends new job and I must say it was an evening to remember!! The restaurant has a wonderful ambience, you take a seat in the soft seating area and a very polite lady asked us if we wanted drinks, we decided... More 

1 Thank Scott H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All courses we had were very delicious. Even prepared a vegan menu for one of our party. the lounge area is a little cramped but the restaurant is self is a great atmosphere. Would potentially benefit from a tasting menu

Thank D55aphnes
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We were on a day out looking around horncastle t of understanding some Georgian furniture when we came across magpies. It was a very rainy day so we decided to pop in to wait for the rain to pass and never again. We didn't realise they had a dress code my husband did have trainers and a t-shirt on which... More 

2 Thank mrsjjs
Horncastle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

An absolutely fantastic lunch deal of £15.95 for 3 courses (which has to be pre-booked). Elegant restaurant; friendly, attentive service and delicious food.

Thank vh123452016
Ranby Lincs
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Called here with two of my friends and had afternoon tea. Delicious!! a fabulous selection and plenty of it and at £9.95 per head excellent. Have also been here for sunday lunch with my husband …. highly recommend.

1 Thank Bev P
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Possibly best suited to special occasions although we visit several times each year. Menu is descriptive and matched if not surpassed by the foods arrival. Wine list is perfect offering a wide range of choice and price. Convivial and friendly - a great and enjoyable experience

1 Thank fudgefinger
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

It’s the best place to eat in Horncastle but we were the only ones in for lunch – apart from a couple having an early afternoon tea. Perhaps people didn’t want to stump up £26 for a three course meal but the A-board advertises a cheaper £15.95 version. Don’t be fooled. Ask for it and you’re told it has to... More 

Thank scoffer46
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

If my hubby wants to treat me, then he takes me here for a meal, we have also been as a party of 16. Food is always excellent, choice of starter main and dessert... from about four/six options for each. Sit in lounge area first, for drinks and complimentary nibbles, usually something a little different, for example a small cup... More 

1 Thank JoPickle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
British, French
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: 01507527004
The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?